Chairman – Colin Wallsgrove.

 Issue 154 September 2018

 Our meetings are held on the 4th Friday of the month, the next one

 is on the. 26th October. The speaker today is Simon Ginnaw,

 his subject is “Mote Park through the seasons”.

 Next months Speaker is Terry Hall his subject is “ Tax, Music, and Song”???

 Annual Membership Renewal.

 The membership fee for the coming year remains the same £8 full member

 and £5 for associates. Please make your CHEQUE payable to BARMARA

 and place in an envelope along with the completed DATA PROTECTION FORM

 This form is to satisfy the new Data Protection Regulations where we have

 to have your permission to hold your personal information and be able to

 communicate with you on Barmara business, this you can withdraw at any


 Trip to Broadstairs.

 “ And now for something different “and that’s what we got when we

 went to Broadstairs. Arriving late due to traffic problems we had a very

 nice hurried lunch overlooking the sea. Then on to St Peter’s village where

 we enjoyed a pageant of life in the village as it was in the past, centred on

 the church we then toured various places and met people dressed in a

 costume of the time and explained who they were and what life was like

 for them at that time. It ranged from the wealthy to the workhouse and

 even the stocks. All acted by volunteers in aid of charity. A very different

 and very enjoyable day. Thank you Gloria.

This year’s Christmas Lunch will be at the Weald of Kent Golf club/Hotel

on Tuesday 18th December. The price is £25 including coach.

You are asked to select your choice of menu from the list below, you

need to select the letter in front of your choice for each of the of the

three courses then enter on them on MO,s list together with your cheque.

You also need to select your preferred pick up point from the three choices.

Allington, Fant lane, or Beverley.


A Cream of leek & Potato Soup (v)

B Coarse pork pate with cranberries and fig chutney.

C Prawn and Avocado Tian

D Oak Barrel aged Greek Feta and Sun Dried Tomato (v)


E Roast Breast of Turkey, served with pigs in blankets.sage stuffing, roast

 Potatoes, Chantenay carrots Brussel sprouts, honey roast parsnips,gravy.

F Red Wine Braised Steak, with green beans and creamy mashed potatoes,

 Mushroom and penny onion compote.

G Seared Red Snapper Supreme, chive and smoky bacon crushed new

 Potatoes , mange tout and a butter sauce.

H Brie,Walnut and Beetroot Wellington Slice, with Cocotte potatoes

 Chantenay carrots and a vegetable jus. (v)


J Traditional Christmas Pudding with brandy sauce and redcurrants.(v)

K Rich Chocolate Tart served with a cinnamon cream.(v)

L Lemon Cheesecake served with raspberry compote.(v)

M Selection of Cheeses served with grapes,celery and savoury crackers.(v)


 Freshly brewed coffee,tea and mince pies

Congratulations to John and Pamela Bell on their Diamond Wedding

Anniversary and John and Joan Williams on their Golden wedding anniversary.


 Thursday 15th November.

 An East Anglian Panorama.

 Join us to explore the slumbering villages and pastoral scenes

 immortalised by Constable and Gainsborough. With morning coffee and a

 two course lunch (choice available) included. With a Blue Badge Guide we

 tour the Suffolk cloth towns and villages including Clare and Cavendish,

 each as pretty as a picture post card. Lunch at Long Melford with a little

 free time before heading to Lavenham. Here we enjoy a gentle walking

 tour and some free time to browse and take tea.(not included) Cost £41.

 Leave Allington 8.40am. Fant lane 8.50am, Beverley 9am

 Contact Mo 661498


 Thursday 10th January 2019

 An outing has been arranged for a matinee performance to see the

 Pantomime “SNOW WHITE” at the London Palladium with Dawn French

 Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers, and Gary Wilmot joined by

 Strictly Come Dancing pair Vincent &Flavia. Dress Circle Seats.

 Price £42 if 45 people interested? Contact Gloria 720515

 NOTE New pickup times.

 Pick up times ; Fant 10.30am, Beverley 10.40am, Allington 11.00 am.


 Friday 15th

– Monday 18th

 February 2019.

 Another amazing value holiday has been arranged to the Abbey Lawn Hotel

 at Torquay for 4 days 3 nights . Price £124 pp and Single rooms £132.

 At time of booking you can request front facing rooms.

 Contact Gloria 720515


 Monday 6th May-----Friday 10th May 2019.

 4 night short break at Warners Littlecote Country House , Berkshire.

 Three excursions, (2 full days and 1 half day) included

 Price £350 per person for standard room,includes coach and trips.

 £30 deposit Contact Neil Kenwright on 727066 . 



Meet at the The Bull Inn, East Farleigh ME150HD at 10am for a approx.4

mile circular walk through fields and orchards, slight inclines, and some

road walking. Please wear appropriate footwear and bring wet weather

in case of inclement weather.

Optional lunch available at the Bull if required.

Contact Dorothy 01622 726389.


It’s that time of year again, we are starting bowling on the 4th October

At the Hollywood Bowl situated in the Fairmeadow Cinema Complex

Arrive at 10.45 for start as we have to pay altogether. Cost £6.25p

Includes 3 games, and tea or coffee.

Diary Dates. 4th Oct 2018, 1st Nov, 6th Dec, 

3rd Jan 2019, 7th Feb, 7th March.


10th November Barming Village Hall 7pm-10pm

Tickets £5 each, will be on sale at the September meeting and from Brenda

Sargent Tel 693755

All profits going to our nominated charity.

KURLING ( John 687415 )

TA Centre Boxley Road

10am to 12.noon Cost £1-50

Fridays Dates.

12th Oct,

16th Nov, 14th Dec.

PETANQUE (John 687415 )

Redstart Pub. 10am.

Coffee/tea, Lunch Optional.


22nd October.

COFFEE MORNING (Maureen 727066)

Barming Parish Hall

Mondays 10am to 12 noon

Dates 1st Oct, 5th Nov, 3rd Dec.

ART GROUP (Sheila 728183)

Barming Parish Hall

10am to 12 noon

Dates, 2nd Oct, 9th Oct,

16th Oct, 30th Oct.

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